Organics Composting Facility

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The Regional Ditrict of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is seeking feedback on a proposal to establish a new organics composting facility adjacent to the Campbell Mountain Landfill (CMLF).

The City of Penticton has committed to replacing their existing wastewater solids composting operation at Campbell Mountain. The RDOS is partnering with the City for an opportunity to build a facility that can compost the wastewater solids as well as food and yard waste organics.

Food waste and other organic materials account for approximately 40% of waste entering landfills in the Regional District by weight, and the RDOS Solid Waste Management Plan has identified composting as one of the best means to divert waste entering local Landfills.

The proposed composting operation would be located east of the CMLF at a site currently located within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The new operation would be designed to accommodate up to 35,000 tonnes of organic materials per year and would include odour controls and paving the site to contain leachate.

Residents of the current Campbell Mountain Service Area (includes all or parts of Electoral Areas B, D, E, F, G, and I, City of Penticton and Village of Keremeos) are invited to provide feedback until October 2, 2020.

Your input will be shared with the Board at a future meeting as part of a decision on whether to support submitting the ALR Exclusion application to the Agricultural Land Commission for the purpose of constructing the compost facility.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the RDOS hosted an electronic town hall on September 30, 2020. The meeting provided an opportunity to learn more about the organics composting facility and ask questions. You can watch the meeting on the RDOS YouTube Channel.

Please see the News Feed below for a list of questions and answers from the September 30, 2020 electronic town hall meeting.

Register to receive updates and participate in the discussion.

Proposed Organics Composting Site

Wastewater Solids Composting Operation

The Regional Ditrict of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is seeking feedback on a proposal to establish a new organics composting facility adjacent to the Campbell Mountain Landfill (CMLF).

The City of Penticton has committed to replacing their existing wastewater solids composting operation at Campbell Mountain. The RDOS is partnering with the City for an opportunity to build a facility that can compost the wastewater solids as well as food and yard waste organics.

Food waste and other organic materials account for approximately 40% of waste entering landfills in the Regional District by weight, and the RDOS Solid Waste Management Plan has identified composting as one of the best means to divert waste entering local Landfills.

The proposed composting operation would be located east of the CMLF at a site currently located within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The new operation would be designed to accommodate up to 35,000 tonnes of organic materials per year and would include odour controls and paving the site to contain leachate.

Residents of the current Campbell Mountain Service Area (includes all or parts of Electoral Areas B, D, E, F, G, and I, City of Penticton and Village of Keremeos) are invited to provide feedback until October 2, 2020.

Your input will be shared with the Board at a future meeting as part of a decision on whether to support submitting the ALR Exclusion application to the Agricultural Land Commission for the purpose of constructing the compost facility.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the RDOS hosted an electronic town hall on September 30, 2020. The meeting provided an opportunity to learn more about the organics composting facility and ask questions. You can watch the meeting on the RDOS YouTube Channel.

Please see the News Feed below for a list of questions and answers from the September 30, 2020 electronic town hall meeting.

Register to receive updates and participate in the discussion.

Proposed Organics Composting Site

Wastewater Solids Composting Operation

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